Merrimack College is a selective, independent college in the Catholic, Augustinian tradition whose mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives.


Throughout the curriculum, students can take advantage of hands-on opportunities including cooperative education and internships, research with faculty and service learning. Graduates are prepared to be imaginative, analytical, aware of trends and historical perspectives, clear-thinking and adaptable to changes in their career. 


Merrimack’s community is committed to scholarship and service to others, and provides students myriad opportunities to develop intellectually, spiritually, socially and ethically. Our dedication to the values of hospitality, community and the pursuit of truth will make you feel right at home as you explore the world and gain the experiences you need to chart your future.


Merrimack by Numbers:

-#21 Colleges that add the most value (Money Magazine, 2016)

-One of America’s Top Colleges (Forbes)

-56 out of 187 Master’s Colleges and Universities – Medium Programs. Best Regional Universities North (U.S. News & World Report)

-Best College in the Northeast (Princeton Review, 2016)

Studying Here

It's All About You

Merrimack’s caring faculty is dedicated to your personal and professional success. Professors enrich classroom learning with their industry experience, and they’ll support, mentor and connect with you, in and out of classes. You’ll also have access to mentoring, tutoring and skill building resources at the Academic Success Center.

Career Focused

Merrimack’s career-focused degrees help you develop the skills that today’s employers want. You’ll receive oneto- one career advice, resume writing support, and job interview preparation at the award winning O'Brien Center for Career Development. When you graduate, you’ll be in the best position to secure a job.

Personalized Development

Whatever you want to do with your life, Merrimack can help you. You’ll develop skills and knowledge that are tailored to your career goals. And you’ll gain hands-on experience with resources like the 19 Bloomberg terminals in the Mucci Capital Markets Lab, and the state-ofthe- art research facilities in the School of Science and Engineering.

Devoted Community

You will feel a part of Merrimack’s open and welcoming community from the day you arrive on campus. Your professors will get to know you by name, and your classmates will support you throughout your degree, becoming your global alumni network when you graduate.

Versatile Education

Merrimack is committed to the development of well-rounded students. Here, you’ll benefit from the same fantastic academic programs you’d expect in a large university, as well as the small class sizes, support services and added facilities of a small, private college.

Fantastic Location

Merrimack’s campus stretches across 220 acres of beautiful green spaces. It is situated a short walk away from the picturesque town of Andover, where you will find charming shops, restaurants, and boutiques. You can explore the local area using an on-campus rental car, or take the train to the lively city of Boston, just 40km (25 miles) away.

Active Campus Life

There is no shortage of activities you can enjoy on campus. You can play a game of wiffle ball, read a novel outdoors in the beautiful campus scenery, enjoy an iced coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts, watch movies at the 47 Lounge, or grab a bite to eat at Zime café before meeting up with classmates for a study session at the McQuade Library.

Fun Student Clubs

There are more than 50 clubs at Merrimack, so whether you are interested in comedy, dance, gaming, jazz, or math, there is a club or an organization for you. Getting involved with clubs is a great way to meet new students, develop your confidence and leadership skills, and find a true sense of belonging.

Exciting Sports

With 24 varsity, 15 club sports, and 13 intramural sports teams, you will be able to play a sport you love or try something completely new at Merrimack. You can play a club sport such as baseball, golf, or soccer or visit the fitness center for a class of yoga or Zumba. You can also become a Warrior fan and cheer on Merrimack's ice hockey team.

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Key statistics

  • $55,367
    Salary after 10 years
  • $14,345
    On-campus Room and Board
  • $38,425
    Out-of-state Tuition and Fees
Based on data collected for the (1) 2019 US Rankings